Michael Bradley has been nominated for the 2016 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. He’s the captain of the Toronto FC team and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team.
Midfielder and captain of USMNST, Michael Bradley, is one of the five nominees for 2016 U.S. Soccer Male Player of The Year. But he has no time to celebrate. Bradley has to prepare himself and the Toronto FC team for the Major League Soccer finals this Saturday (December 10). Toronto FC will be playing against the Seattle Sounders. We want to know more about the captain of Toronto FC and potential Male Player of the Year, so we’ve compiled Michael Bradley’s wiki and are sharing it with you.
What is Michael Bradley’s Net Worth?
Michael Bradley has an estimated net worth of $13.0 million, playing for both Toronoto FC and the U.S Soccer team. He’s the youngest player in the MLS to play for a European club and the first American to play for the Italian club, AS Roma. Forbes listed him as fourth in their 30 Under 30 list.
At the age of 29, Bradley is in the prime of his soccer career. Bradley earned $2.0 million playing for Roma between 2012 and 2014. He earned $5.0 million in his first MLS season. His MLS paycheck increased to $6.5 million this year, and he has made a fortune through endorsement deals with Puma and FX Pro.
His Father Coached Soccer at Princeton
Bradley was born in New Jersey to Lindsey and Bob Bradley. Bob Bradley was the former coach of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, the manager of Swansea City Association Football Club, and the soccer coach at Princeton University.
While Bob Bradley was teaching in Princeton, the family lived in Pennington, New Jersey. They later moved to Palatine, Illinois when Bob Bradley signed on as coach for the Chicago Fire MLS team. He was also his son’s first coach, training under him and playing for Sockers FC. Michael Bradley went on to attend the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program in Florida for four semesters from 2002 to 2004.
His Wife is a Tennis Player
The 6’1″ soccer star married Amanda Barletta in 2011. Barletta is an athlete in her own right, playing tennis at the University of Rhode Island. They dated for several years and lived together in Germany when he played for German Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach in August 2008. After they married, the couple moved to Italy when Bradley signed with the Italian soccer clubs.
Currently, the couple live in Toronto, Canada with their two children. Their son, Luca Bradley, was born in September 2012, and their daughter, Quinn Bradley, was born in November 2014.
He is Multilingual
During his career, Bradley played in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and England. He started his professional soccer career with MLS Metrostars, the Dutch SC Heerenveen, the German Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Italian Chievo and Roma, and is currently on the Toronto FC team of the MLS. Owing to his stints in European teams and playing in many countries, he’s fluent in English, Italian, Dutch, German, and Spanish.